- A baccalaureate degree in physics or a related field such as chemistry, mathematics
or engineering from a regionally accredited college or university*. Students who have
not majored in physics will qualify for admission if their undergraduate education
included two calculus-based courses in physics and at least two upper-level physics
courses. Students without a degree in physics and/or adequate preparation may be required
to take remedial courses and/or additional 500-level electives from the curriculum,
based on a case-by-case analysis.
- An undergraduate GPA of at least 3.00 is required for full admission and at least
2.75 for provisional admission.
*See exceptions to policy in graduate admissions policies
The program admits students for the fall and spring terms only. Priority will be given
to students whose applications and transcripts have been received by March 1 for fall
admission and November 1 for spring admission. Students who miss the priority deadline
may contact the program director via email to inquire if space is still available
for the forthcoming term.
- A resume including names and contact information for three references
- Official transcripts
- One letter of recommendation (Email address of recommender must be entered on application).
- A brief statement of purpose indicating academic and professional objectives
Non-immigrant international students: See additional admission information for international graduate students.